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Professional Development


Onsite PD


In an effort to assist schools and (arch)dioceses all over the country in serving English learners, the ENL team offers onsite professional development that is customizable, incorporates both theory and best practice, and is delivered through a blend of keynote presentations and workshop sessions.


PD sessions create a strong foundational understanding of the unique academic needs of ELLs, establish a common vocabulary among educators serving these students, and begin to equip teachers with the technical skills needed to ensure these students thrive in their classrooms. The sessions address language acquisition, research based instructional practices, and methods to cultivate culturally sustaining classrooms.


(Arch)dioceses have been successful in securing and allocating Title II and III funding to underwrite these offerings.


Professional Development is available in half-day, full-day, or two-day options.

Find Out More

Contact about booking professional development:
Katy Lichon, Ph.D., , 574-631-2554

Interested in ENL?

Learn more about the ENL Program by contacting Katy Lichon, Ph.D., at , or 574-631-2554.

ENL LEI Brochure

Workshop Topics

  • Promoting reading comprehension
  • Building home and school connections
  • Supporting ELLs with technology
  • Spanish 101
  • Language learning in content areas
  • Emergent writing in language learners
  • Vocabulary development
  • Writing supports for older students
  • Classroom management strategies with ELLs in mind
  • Culturally responsive lesson planning
  • Theology of serving immigrant children
  • Implementing visual supports